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April 2019 Archives

Motorcyclist suffers catastrophic injuries and dies in crash

Many people in Granite City and the surrounding areas of Illinois are motorcyclists. Those who ride motorcycles usually understand the dangers inherent with the activity. Since these riders are so inherently vulnerable, any auto accident with a passenger vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries and death. Still, drivers are expected to keep a close eye on riders, yield to them when appropriate, and ensure that everyone's right to the road are maintained to keep safety a priority. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and riders often come out with the worst of it. To increase one's chances of recovering compensation after a motorcycle accident, legal help is oftentimes must, as may be the case in the case discussed below.

Can employers request medical exams for workers' compensation?

When Illinois workers are injured on the job or suffer from an occupational illness, they may qualify for workers' compensation benefits. However, not every case is clear cut in the view of the employer, and there is usually a request for more information before a workers' compensation claim is approved.

Overview of the Doctrine of Maintenance and Cure

Being right on the Mississippi River, Granite City, Illinois, is the home to a lot of people who work in the maritime shipping injury. Working on river barges and other boats can be quite dangerous, so these workers can easily get hurt or sick while on the job. As our blog has discussed before, federal admiralty and maritime laws are slightly different than state laws; however, they often serve the same purpose.

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